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News: PlayStation Vita Scores New Budget Bundle in Japan

PlayStation Vita Scores New Budget Bundle in Japan

Portable powerhouse

The format's very slowly starting to fade here in Western territories, but in Japan, the PlayStation Vita remains an extremely popular platform. Sony's hoping to capitalise on that with a new budget Starter Kit bundle, which is set to roll out in the company's home nation from 3rd March. Initially, it'll only be available in...

News: You Can Try Gorgeous RPG Odin Sphere on PS4 Tomorrow

You Can Try Gorgeous RPG Odin Sphere on PS4 Tomorrow

Japanese demo is out on the 8th

If you're eager to get an early look at upcoming action role-playing game remake Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir, then you may be happy to know that a demo for the release will be available tomorrow on the Japanese PlayStation Store. Naturally, those of you who have a Japanese PSN account will be able to nab it. The...

News: PS4 Sells Over 1 Million Units in Japan in 2015

PS4 Sells Over 1 Million Units in Japan in 2015

Could be worse

Okay, okay, we get that the Japanese console market is in decline - we just posted a story about it, in fact - but Sony will at least feel that something positive has been achieved with the PlayStation 4 in 2015. The company's newest system sold 1.2 million units in Japan last year according to Famitsu's annual hardware and software...

News: Japan's Console Market Wasn't Too Hot in 2015

Japan's Console Market Wasn't Too Hot in 2015

Lowest figures in 26 years

We all know at this point that Japan's console market has shrunk. We could go on and on about the factors that have lead to such a decline, but let's just cut straight to the chase: 2015 saw the market hit a 26 year low. What this means is that the overall value of the market continued to fall, with it being worth ¥321...

Feature: 20 Japanese PS4 Games to Watch in 2016

20 Japanese PS4 Games to Watch in 2016

Beasts from the East

At this point in the PlayStation 3's life, many disgruntled gamers would have told you that Japan's software outlook was bleak. Sony's homeland was struggling to adapt to the new high definition era, with developers seemingly unable to get a firm grip on working with fresh hardware. It was a tough time to be a fan of Japanese...